Dear Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parishioners,
As many of you know, every year at this time we ask our parishioners to recommit themselves to support our parish by returning a Stewardship of Treasure Pledge card. This pledge is your weekly/bi-weekly/monthly donation to your parish to support the many ministries, formation programs, sacraments, liturgies and costs of having a parish, otherwise known as the Body of Christ.
We are all members of this Body. We have all been given different gifts. Jesus calls us to use the gifts God has given us to support Christ’s body here on earth. In doing so, you express your Discipleship to our Lord. Stewardship giving is an expression of that Discipleship. In other words, “God So Loved, He Gave…..From a Heart of Gratitude, We Give.”
Many parishioners wonder what is the appropriate level of support for the parish – perhaps seeking a suggested dollar amount. The best response is that our giving to our parish should make some difference in how we as people of faith experience life from day to day. Our giving should define our priorities, help the less fortunate, support the mission of Christ and his Church, and strengthen our relationship with God. The image (link) below, that suggests levels of giving, is a helpful resource and brings peace of mind that we are doing our part to support the Body of Christ. For your convenience, this link will take you to a PDF version of the pledge card which can be printed and returned to the parish.
Thank you for supporting Saint Teresa of Calcutta parish!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Frank Schuster